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2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz: Electric microbus for North America appears, at last

Iconic design, two-tone paint, three rows, AWD—whatever you call it, the Buzz won’t be cheap. The 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric minivan has been coming to North America for a long, long time. The concept for an all-EV reboot of the classic Type 2 Microbus appeared in 2016 and was confirmed for production in August 2017…. Read more »

GS Yuasa to add Li-ion EV batteries to its product line

Japan’s GS Yuasa Automotive is known for lead-acid batteries, for which it claims to have a 70% market share in the Japanese market. The company also makes lithium-ion batteries for standard and plug-in hybrids through Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture with partners including Mitsubishi and Honda. Now GS Yuasa plans to enter the market… Read more »

Cadillac’s ambitious move to an all-electric luxury brand by 2030

The car that once advertised itself as “The Standard of the World” will go all-electric. Can the US luxury brand reinvent itself for a modern era…and for China? Among cutting-edge automotive buyers—the glitterati of Los Angeles, the tech millionaires of Silicon Valley, the finance titans of Wall Street—only one Cadillac is widely recognized. It’s a… Read more »

Toyota is the global leader in solid-state battery patents

It’s common for companies to espouse green policies in public, while privately pursuing opposite goals—but Toyota turns this familiar equation on its head. Other automakers tout their enthusiasm for EVs to the media, while pushing gas-guzzling SUVs to their customers. Toyota’s leaders speak against EVs in public, and the company actively lobbies against government support… Read more »

SES Korea to focus on Li-metal battery supply chain and automotive A-samples

High-performance Li-metal EV battery developer and manufacturer SES AI (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems) has incorporated a subsidiary called SES Korea. The business plans to build a pre-production facility in South Korea to expand its battery supply chain and work on its A-sample joint development agreements with automakers. SES Korea expects to have about 50… Read more »

GM confirms California’s authority to set emissions standards, officially ending boycott

GM has agreed to recognize California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. Well, isn’t that magnanimous of the company, to allow the state government to pass its own laws? For those of you who’ve just joined us: In 2017, major automakers asked the incoming US president to water down federal… Read more »

Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric crossover has it all—practical and fun

The Volkswagen ID.4, which went on sale in the US earlier this year, could turn out to be a very important vehicle for a couple of reasons. It’s the first of VW’s new-generation EVs to reach the US. That is, it’s the first to be built by the post-scandal, reformed and repentant VW, and the… Read more »

Parsing the latest proposal to revamp the federal EV tax credit

The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have released proposals to revamp the federal EV tax credit program. The two proposals will be reconciled, and the final version is expected to be included in the pending reconciliation package. The Zero Emission Transportation Association has published a detailed description of the two,… Read more »

Toyota actively lobbies against support for EVs

Toyota has earned a place in the history of transport electrification. The Japanese automaker’s introduction of the Prius hybrid in 1997 was a milestone. Since then, the company has sold some 15 million hybrids worldwide, and has gradually added hybrid powertrains to more of its offerings—a majority of Toyota and Lexus models are now available… Read more »